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Using the Font Panel

In TextEdit, choose Format, Font, Show Fonts to display the Font panel.

Click the dot below the window's title bar and drag downward to reveal the preview area.

Click All Fonts in the Collections column and choose a font family from the Family column.

Choose a style from the Typeface column.

INTRODUCTION

Mac OS X handles fonts very well. A lot of thought went into designing ways to make excellent typography more accessible to the average Mac user. The Font panel, which is the same in all the built-in applications, is part of that effort—it contains a wide variety of settings, from basic to advanced, for modifying the way text is formatted.


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Favorite Type Styles

If you create a combination of type settings you plan to use again, click the Action menu at the bottom of the Font panel and choose Add to Favorites. Then you can apply this style to other text selections by choosing Font, Style from the menu bar.


Choose a size from the Size column, or enter a value above the column.

Click the Add button to create a new font collection.

Click the Strikethrough or Underline button and choose an option to add strikethrough or underline style to the selected text.

Click the Text Color and Paper Color buttons to open the Colors panel; then choose a color for the text or the background.


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